Select 4 will not be ready until new yearBy Chris Williams. Published: 1st Dec 2005, 18:18:33 | Permalink | Printable
No Christmas release as hoped by subscribersThe next version of RISC OS Select will not be ready until after the new year, RISCOS Ltd.'s Paul Middleton has said. Speaking to the Bristol usergroup last night, the ROL boss handed out copies of a leaflet distributed at the Guildford show which includes a list of features for Select 4. It is understood that development is on-going, and developers who have previously contributed components to the RISC OS 4 subscription scheme have been contacted to work again on the project.
With less than a month to go, the Iyonix Select pledge campaign has had 88 Iyonix users signed up to pay for an Iyonix compatible version of Select. A further 12 are needed before the deadline of December 31.
After sitting through Paul's speech, BARUG committee member Jack Evans said, "The work done so far for Advantage6 and VirtualRPC can be applied to Iyonix, saving development effort but full conversion for that hardware is a significantly complicated task.
"It's all money driven and RISCOS Ltd, without other sources of cash, need to be satisfied that there are enough owners in the relatively small Iyonix community who are willing at the end of the day to put hands in their pockets so that ROL's bottom line figure comes out black, not red."
Vocal Iyonix user and Select subscriber David Ruck commented, "The only thing I want to hear from ROL is the thud of a Select CD release on my doormat. Until then no amount of talking about what's going to be in some future mythical version is worth a damn. Subscribers have paid and received nothing for over 18 months."
RISCOS Ltd. will be exhibiting at all three road show events this month. The company also quietly held its AGM last month, where proposals including share-based fundraising are likely to have been discussed.
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